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2019 05 31: 18th recital “at home”

Friday, May 31, 2019, the 18th recital “at home” was performed by Marina Rodríguez Brià on the 1824 square piano Clementi & Co.

The program was devoted to Marianna Auenbrugger and consisted of two sonatas:

  1. Marianna Auenbrugger (1759-1782). Sonata in E flat major. Moderato, Largo, Rondo, Allegro.
  2. Muzio Clementi (1752-1832). Sonata op. 8 no. 1 in G minor (1782). Dedicated to Marianna Auenbrugger. Allegro, Andante cantabile, Presto.

After the famous duel with Mozart in 1781, Clementi stayed a season in Vienna playing and giving classes. Among others, he probably had Marianna Auenbrugger as a disciple, young pianist and composer. Haydn was a teacher of her and admired her talents and that of her sister to whom he dedicated some sonatas. Marianna’s counterpoint teacher was Antonio Salieri. Mozart and other musicians also frequented the Auenbrugger’s house. Unfortunately, Marianna died in 1782 at age 23. Salieri published the only sonata written by the young woman, along with an Ode composed by himself in his memory. For his part, Clementi dedicated the Sonata Op.8 no. 1 to Marianna. Composed in minor key, the emotion contained in the themes and their treatment speak for themselves.

You can read an article by Joan Josep Gutiérrez Yzquierdo following this link.
You can also read a chronicle from Xavier Febrés on his blog following this link.

2019 05 31: 18th recital “at home”2019-06-16T00:50:14+02:00

2019 05 29: The Museu de la Música publishes a book about its Zumpe & Buntebart square piano

The Museu de la Música de Barcelona has published an interesting book on its piano table Zumpe & Buntebart. You will find more information in the Publications section of the Museum website, accessible through this link.

It is necessary to emphasize the comments of the main author, Michael Cole, that can be read in its web following this link.

A review of this book written by Joan Josep Gutiérrez can be accessed following this link.

2019 05 29: The Museu de la Música publishes a book about its Zumpe & Buntebart square piano2019-06-18T21:01:12+02:00

2019 08 08: Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival (Holanda)

2019 08 08: Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival (Holanda)2019-06-21T22:43:25+02:00

2019 05 18: Conference at the Can Cabanyes Museum of Vilanova i La Geltrú

Visit the piano Clementi & Co. of the Masia d’en Cabanyes

On Saturday May 18, 2019, Marina Rodríguez Brià presented a thematic conference-visit at La Masia d’en Cabanyes in Vilanova i la Geltrú. The activity was framed within the events of the International Day of Museums and was organized by the Manuel de Cabanyes Romanticism Interpretation Center (Garraf County Council) and the Muzio Clementi Association of Barcelona (AMCB).

The conference, entitled 1820 London-Vilanova. A Clementi piano on a liquor boat, focused on the explanation of the Clementi & Co cabinet piano that was acquired in London in 1820 and that is preserved in the Museum. In the first part of the session, held in the conference room, Marina Rodríguez explained some aspects that would relate the biographies of Muzio Clementi and Josep Anton de Cabanyes (who bought the piano in 1820) and gave details of the pianos of the time and, in particular, of the one that is kept in the house. He also spoke about the way in which the goods traveled and the routes that linked northern Europe with the Mediterranean. In the second part, the audience moved to the music room where Marina finished her presentation before the piano. To finish it opened a small turn of words with the public, who was very interested in the session.

The AMCB carries out a search and classification project of Clementi pianos in Catalonia to provide knowledge about the musical influence of this great composer in Catalan society. At the same time, this research includes the study of pianos of other local or foreign brands that can be found in Catalonia from the end of the 18th century to the mid-19th century. The objective is to give value to a heritage that can explain many elements related to the industry and the development of society in our country.

2019 05 18: Conference at the Can Cabanyes Museum of Vilanova i La Geltrú2019-06-03T19:27:28+02:00

2019 05 17: Extraordinary Doctorate Prize for the flautist Montserrat Gascón

The flautist Montserrat Gascón has received the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize for her thesis “Une flûte en cristal. Claude Laurent’s glass flutes (1774-1849)” at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. According to his thesis, Claude Laurent was one of the greatest flute constructors of the nineteenth century and his incomparable instruments. Laurent was a decisive character for the evolution of wind instruments, unjustly unknown at present. His great contribution was not only the use of glass in order to solve problems with changes in humidity and temperature, but the introduction of a new sound and its technical innovations. Thus, the new system for fixing the mechanism in the tube, which was universally extended and which we still use today in most wind-wood instruments, allowed the adoption of complex mechanisms, such as the patented one by Theobald Boehm in 1832.
Gascón forms a duet with Marina Rodríguez Brià and has participated as a speaker in two of the courses organized at the University of Barcelona (Els Juliols i Gaudir UB) in collaboration with the AMCB.
From here, our most cordial congratulations.
2019 05 17: Extraordinary Doctorate Prize for the flautist Montserrat Gascón2019-06-04T12:06:38+02:00

2019 05 13: The project “Giving life to the historical pianos of Catalonia” selected by Impulsa Cultura 2019

Our project “Giving life to the historical pianos of Catalonia” has been selected by the Fundació Catalunya Cultura within its private sponsorship program Impulsa Cultura 2019. From the AMCB we trust to be deserving of the confidence of the companies and entities committed to the Cultural and artistic training in our country. You can see the ad at the following link.

2019 05 13: The project “Giving life to the historical pianos of Catalonia” selected by Impulsa Cultura 20192019-06-03T19:15:26+02:00

THE CLEMENTI’S PIANO OF THE MASIA D’EN CABANYES AT CATALUNYA MÚSICA

Catalunya Música interviewed Marina Rodríguez Brià on May 11 to talk about the visit and conference on May 18 at the Masia d’en Cabanyes. The conference will deal with the wardrobe piano made by Clementi and the lives of Muzio Clementi and Josep Anton de Cabanyes.

The interview appeared in the program El Taller del Lutier.

AMCB a Catalunya Música

THE CLEMENTI’S PIANO OF THE MASIA D’EN CABANYES AT CATALUNYA MÚSICA2019-05-14T20:39:02+02:00

THE SEARCH OF CLEMENTI PIANOS AT CATALUNYA MÚSICA

Catalunya Música interviewed Jaume Ayats, director of the Museu de la Música de Barcelona, on April 27, 2019 to talk about the Clementi piano search project, a joint project between the Museum and the Muzio Clementi Association of Barcelona that aims to catalog the pianos Clementi that exist today in Catalonia.

The interview appeared on the program El Taller del Lutier.

AMCB a Catalunya Música

THE SEARCH OF CLEMENTI PIANOS AT CATALUNYA MÚSICA2019-05-11T21:22:42+02:00

HOMAGE TO JOSÉ DE UDAETA

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Església Vella de Ribes

From left to right, Belén Cabanes, Marina Rodríguez and José de Udaeta.

Belén Cabanes and Marina Rodríguez had the privilege of playing with the great dancer, choreographer and castanet player José de Udaeta.

The three made more than thirty concerts in many of the main theaters in Europe.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of José de Udaeta and 10 years of his dissapearance. Sant Pere de Ribes pays homage by putting his name on the street that leads to the Castell de Ribes, where the artist lived.

Among other compositions they will interpret works by Clementi

HOMAGE TO JOSÉ DE UDAETA2019-04-09T13:35:43+02:00

Complementary Training Course Gaudir UB

The birth of the romantic piano.
A musical journey with Clementi.
Taught by Marina Rodríguez Brià.
Guest professors: Montserrat Gascón and Joan Josep Gutiérrez

Tuesdays from 10 to 12, from January 15 to March 19, 2019
University of Barcelona (Gran Via)

Complementary Training Course Gaudir UB2019-03-20T11:20:45+02:00